What's Next: February 26, 2018

Employees work at a production line during a tour of a solar panel manufacturing plant in Singapore on May 5, 2017.
Employees work at a production line during a tour of a solar panel manufacturing plant in Singapore on May 5, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

UN session on human rights

The 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council begins in Geneva today and will end on March 23. Some 100 government ministers and other dignitaries from around the world are due to address the opening of the session.


Push for sustainable palm oil

A number of Singapore companies are banding together to push for the use of sustainable palm oil in their business. The organisations are part of the South-east Asia Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil. Their efforts will be recognised at an event today where Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli is the guest of honour.


Manufacturing data out

Data on Singapore's manufacturing output is due to be released today. Economists will be watching to see if the sector - which makes up a fifth of the economy and was its strongest growth driver last year - can continue expanding at a similar clip this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe